- the act or an instance of abrogating, or repealing: abrogation of the treaty's responsibility.
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Examples from the Web for abrogation
Demand for abrogation of Partition is tantamount to demand for Home Rule.Indian Home Rule
M. K. Gandhi
And in this manner was enjoined the abrogation of the law of God!My Religion
Some authors, however, plead for an abrogation of this rule.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)
Lassa Francis Oppenheim
No official declaration has announced an abrogation of them.Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues
If this is not the abrogation of a treaty, I do not see what can be.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)
Word Origin and History for abrogation
1530s, from Latin abrogationem (nominative abrogatio) "repeal of a law," noun of action from past participle stem of abrogare (see abrogate).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper